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Re: Arrow (UK)
« Reply #450 on: 26 Jul 2013 - 19:34 »

I'm guessing the cost is putting him off.
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Re: Arrow (UK)
« Reply #451 on: 26 Jul 2013 - 19:38 »

It's so expensive, Aarron, and you run the risk of customs charges as well, which really pisses me off.
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Re: Arrow (UK)
« Reply #452 on: 26 Jul 2013 - 19:41 »

I'm in the boat where I couldn't really afford that anywhere near now along with The Driver. To be honest, if I have around £25 to spend on something soon it'll be for Top Sensation.
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« Reply #453 on: 26 Jul 2013 - 19:44 »

It's so expensive, Aarron, and you run the risk of customs charges as well, which really pisses me off.
They always just mark the package as $5 or $10 (can't remember which but it's one of them).
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Re: Arrow (UK)
« Reply #454 on: 26 Jul 2013 - 23:54 »

Body double may be released by Carlotta in France ( as for dressed to kill )! TT are a little expensive for me!
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« Reply #455 on: 27 Jul 2013 - 06:52 »

It's so expensive, Aarron, and you run the risk of customs charges as well, which really pisses me off.

They work out at about £23 each delivered and as Aarron says, they're customs-friendly too, mate.
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Re: Arrow (UK)
« Reply #456 on: 27 Jul 2013 - 07:45 »

It's nearer £27 if you're buying one title at a time. Horrendous pricing, but I couldn't resist Body Double and The Disappearance this week.
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Re: Arrow (UK)
« Reply #457 on: 27 Jul 2013 - 07:48 »

Wonder if they will release BODY DOUBLE? I'm not too keen on purchasing the Twilight Time Blu-Ray.
I emailed Arrow about this on Sunday and got this reply the next day:

Though we would love to release BODY DOUBLE we do not have any plans to release it right now, but will certainly be endeavouring to make it happen at some point in the future.
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« Reply #458 on: 31 Jul 2013 - 10:07 »

Made my morning this did. Had me constantly grinning  :-\

I'm sure Richie Rich will enjoy reading it. (EDIT:I see he already has  ;D )

I actually think it needs preserving just in case.


Arrow commentary for THE CAR is painful to listen to (Rant)

Calum Waddell shouldn't be allowed to do these anymore. A friend of mine had this to say about probably the worst commentary we've heard.

" Aaahhhhhh... OK regarding The Car's dreadfully awful inept commentary track if I may be as bold as to say this "...it is what is is." It is what is is for the following reasons; a) clearly the young man conducting the interview was - too young (he even cites that he wasn't even born in '77 when it came out), too trivial in his questions and not engaging, because b) the director - despite his 88 years of age is one of those hard-asses a la Harrison Ford who will make it extremely painful for an interviewer if they see the person is going "by-the-numbers 101 for conducting an interview" - which again most of the blame lays at the feet of the too-youngish Scottish-sounding punk conducting his so-called audio commentary. The interviewer even commented on having forgotten his Q & A sheet (a stupid thing to say openly anyways), so not only is he conducting a "by-the-numbers-101 interview" but he's having to ad lib it as well, no wonder the director clammed up and became vague and spoke in general terms, because the interviewer was neither engaging or professional. Also another subtle "moot point" that interviewer kept missing no matter how gently or politely the director asked him too on numerous occasions is when to "Shut the fuck up!!!" and let a "money shot" scene play itself out and then prod the director gently about it, I'm sure that would have yielded better results too - there are times for moments of "pause" and "reflection" while conducting and audio commentary to come up for air and give the person who you're interviewing time for thought. This punk-ass-motherfucker just kept on needling him, and needling him where the director didn't wanna go in the first place. Again if you and I had been up to the task at hand, plus given our relatively now-mature age I'm sure it would have sounded a lot more engrossing and informative than the 93 minutes of utter redundant nonsense that Arrow actually had the nerve to put on. Plus the punk was needling him about the lack of gore because he was raised on Saw and Hostel - when it's quite obvious that this director is into drama and the human condition vs. "visceral thrills" since as he commented his latest project was movie about "hipocracy", so gruelling questions about why, why, why it wasn't bloodier wasn't helping the interview make any sort of progress. Next - since as you gather my #1 pet peeve ain't with the director (because although he was restrained - he still remains calm and courteous - despite the immature and condescending tone of punk-ass interviewer) but with the total lack of professionalism that the punk showed, plus his trivia and knowledge blew - royally! Wanna see a good example of how to conduct a proper audio commentary - here is a detailed list of all the things that could have been addressed and weren't;

1) Screen black as the Universal Logo fades on - Make aquite and brief intro "Welcome to the audio commentary track for The Car and also director Elliott Silverstein who was gracious enough to share his thoughts and memories with us - seeing as he is watching this for the very first time since it's debut 35 years ago. Thanks for granting us this time Mr. Silverstein." to which I'm sure he would have replied back to curtly in fashion "You're welcome". Now it's "shut the fuck up time until the main titles end with directed by Elliott Silverstein" - unless of course he freely offers to make a comment as the main titles roll.

2) It's still "shut the fuck up time" until we cut to first close-up scene of the bicycling doomed couple as they pause to have a quick chat and challenge each other to a race. During the pause when they're not moving/cycling you or I could subtley comment to Mr. Silverstein and tell him "By the way did you know that young actress Melody Thomas would star as Amy Irving schoolmate in Brain de Palma's The Fury the subsequent year. However she is now a staple icon figure ever since she joined the cast of The Young and The Restless late in 1978 and is now know as character Victor Newman's wife Mrs. Nikki Newman and also boast's the distinction of being the real-life wife of the show's producer?" and that would have probably illicit some kind of reply like "No I wasn't aware of that but thanks for telling me." or maybe it would lead to some kind of anecdote. Then as they start their race down the narrow mountain range road it's "shut the fuck up time" again until the young man goes hurtling off the bridge, because you can bet your ass the director would have something to toss our way at that point. Plus we cut to James Brolin after that in the bedroom with his sassy schoolteacher girlfriend - and contrary to what the naïve interviewer said about James Brolin on the Arrow Commentary about not making it big until "The Amytiville Horror" '79, so I guess movies like Westworld, Skyjacked, or Capricon One don't count - right? Again not fucking trivia skills whatsoever. So again from the bridge death scene we cut to Brolin you can open the topic subtley by saying "There's our well-meaning hero, care to sharing your thoughts about working with Mr. Brolin?" to which he would have either said "He was a very good actor" or "No." and you leave it at that then again it's "shut the fuck up time" again until Brolin goes to wake up his two daughters who are pretending to be asleep.

3) The scene where James Brolin walks into the girls' bedroom can be commented by us (see another example of letting things flow without needling the director and forcing him to answer questions as if he were being interrogated by the SS) by saying "Oh and by the way a quick trivia note of the two sweet young girls who play Brolin's adorable daughters. First to the left the blonde girl is noneother than Kim Richards from Disney's original Escape To Witch Mountain, also infamously known as the little girl who is gunned down in cold blood after buying an ice cream cone in John Carpenter's Assault on Precinct 13, and also Devil Dog Hound of Hell - ever since those humble beginings Ms. Richards has had a very busy and active carreer in the TV sitcoms and movie industry as well as in theatrical films that continues to this day. And to the right Mr. Brolin is hugging Miss Richard's real-life kid sister - actress Kyle Richards who as a child actress and younger than her sister was already cutting her teeth on a slew of horror outings starting with The Car in '77, Tobe Hooper's Eaten Alive in '77, and Disney's Watcher in The Woods as the kid sister who channels the trapped alien to freedom in '78, and Kyle's TV Sitcom and movie industry portfolio is even more extensive then her sister's so she still continues in that domain exclusively since it's been more-than-good to her." See no need for the director to say a single solitary word - if he wants to comment on what we just shared great, if he doesn't "shut the fuck up".

Oh and just on a final note just to drive that last spike into this coffin, to show how much killer-car knowledge this fucking moron has he cites Duel, Christine, and then refers to something called The Van that came out around the same time - sorry but The Van 1977 was one of those Pinball Summer or Porky's pre-runner teen T&A exploitation picture. Also if he's such an expert killer car movie where's the mention of Charles Band's "Crash!" 1977 which is literally a bona-fide rip-off of The Car - car is possessed by woman wearing hoo-doo African talisman after her husband tries to off the cheating bitch , she ends up in the hospital occasionally lapsing in a Patrick-like trance and her disembodied car goes around LA causing massive metal and corporal damage, then there's The Hearse (1980), The Wraith (1986), and most recently we had the hybrid (pun intended) between The Car via way of Predator in Hybrid aka Super Hybrid (2009) - how come he didn't mention those, I'll tell you why because he's a young whippersnapper who has yet to acquire the vast knowledge of horror movie that we have because we have the years on him, so again Arrow was really stupid in choosing some 20-ish something "modern torture-porn" newbie to go interview an older seasoned director who was never a die-hard hardcore horror fan, this guy is more of a dramatic type of director so they should have sent someone seasoned like Kim Newman, Tim Lucas, or as a last resort we'll do if for free. Anyways I think that about covers it all about The Car. Superb transfer but it's brought down my a notch because of incompetent audio commentary track... 'nuff said. "
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Re: Arrow (UK)
« Reply #459 on: 01 Aug 2013 - 11:50 »

Richie Rich???
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Re: Arrow (UK)
« Reply #461 on: 02 Aug 2013 - 18:44 »

The Long Goodbye, Big Trouble In Little China, Invasion Of The Body Snatchers '78 and The People Under The Stairs all confirmed as Q4 releases. I'll be getting the first three and am ecstatic about The Long Goodbye which is coming out under the Academy range.
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« Reply #462 on: 02 Aug 2013 - 19:10 »

Long Goodbye is a great film. Probably won't upgrade from my dvd though.
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Re: Arrow (UK)
« Reply #463 on: 02 Aug 2013 - 20:22 »

Mark of the Devil next year too according to their blog.
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« Reply #464 on: 02 Aug 2013 - 21:50 »

Long Goodbye is a great film. Probably won't upgrade from my dvd though.
Agreed on both counts. I'd upgrade if it wasn't Arrow though.
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